Through reconstructions, multisensory effects, virtual interfaces, Holograms, interactive systems and a unique 3D projection in the world with three-dimensional sound and special effects, the MAC Empúries Monographic Museum, in Girona, allows you to relive a unique experience: the same one that the inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum lived when the violence of the volcano Vesuvius fell on them.


The Museum of Archaeology of Catalonia in Empúries, located in the municipality of L'Escala (Girona), hosts a virtual exhibition that reproduces the last hours of Pompeii and Herculaneum, organized jointly with the Virtual Archaeological Museum of Ercolano. The sample, unique in the world, Use holographic projections, Interactive dashboards, Virtual lights and mosaics to represent life, culture, literature and traditions of these two cities just before and after the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in the year 79.

Visitors can admire inaccessible archaeological remains, access reproductions of past events such as the historic eruption or rediscover the first census of Pompeii. The technology of the Virtual Archaeological Museum has created this exhibition that has a project to leave Italy whose first stage is the Archaeological Museum of Catalonia of Empúries to make the leap next year to the Museum of History of Catalonia.

blankThe exhibition is based on the work of a group of scientists, Historians, Archaeologists and volcanologists from around the world, who for years have studied life in Herculaneum and Pompeii. Interactive applications allow you to know daily life, Culture, literature, architecture or economy of that Greco-Roman world that dominated the Mediterranean basin, while holographic projections, Sounds, The lights, Virtual tiles and ceilings facilitate an immersion in the past.

The exhibition is made up of fifty installations that include experiences such as listening to the history of the ancient inhabitants of Herculaneum, admire their reconstructed faces or witness the majesty of the Ancient Theatre of Herculaneum and other buildings of the time. Visitors can also contemplate the erotic drawings and frescoes identified in Pompeii thanks to a reconstruction called 'the places of pleasure'. The end of the tour consists of the three-dimensional reconstruction of the eruption of Vesuvius thanks to a fifteen-minute film that reproduces with scientific rigor and innovative technique what happened those last days according to the story of Pliny the Younger..


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by • 16 Aug, 2012
• section: Infrastructure, projection, simulation